Search Databases

CityLibraries has a wide variety of databases to access covering a large range of subject matter including The Arts, Music, Literature, Law, Legislation, Standards, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, General Reference, Family and Local History, Business, News, Working Life, Health, Junior/Young Adult Students and Science.

How is searching a database different from using Google?

There is a lot of irrelevant and incorrect information online. Databases on this page provide free access to current information from authoritative sources - many with automatic citations: great for reference lists.

Database connection key

  • Connect: These databases are available free online. If accessing the database outside the library, you may require your library membership card number to login.
  • Connect @ library: These databases are only available at your library. Drop in to CityLibraries Townsville and login using the free public computers.
  • Connect Offsite: CityLibraries Townsville provides our customers with access to databases via sources such as State Library of Queensland. You may have to register with State Library of Queensland for a free e-services library card to access the database.


Art | Music | Literature


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Encyclopaedias | Dictionaries | General Reference

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Business | News | Working Life

Junior | Young Adult | Students

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Law | Legislation | Standards

Family and Local History

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For more information, please ask your friendly staff at CityLibraries.